First Star Trek 2 Set Photos Hit the Web
02.25.12 by Chris
Just a month after going into production, we now have our first look at J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel. First set photos show Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the movie's unknown villain, fighting each other, not with futuristic weapons, but with their bare hands. A second photo shows Zoe Saldana, returning as Uhura, pointing a phaser while the two battle.
While we don't know exactly who Cumberbatch plays, we do get some clues from the photos. As Yahoo! points out, Cumberbatch is wearing a black Starfleet shirt like Kirk (Chris Pine) wore in the first movie before he was made an officer and his ears are rounded, indicating that he isn't Vulcan - though he appears capable of going toe-to-toe with Spock.
Earlier, Abrams hinted that maybe Cumberbatch is not a villain, but then why would he be exchanging blows with Spock? Guess we'll have to wait until May 2013.